Smart Ecological Cultivation System (SECS)
National Winner - Microsoft Imagine Cup 2015 (Category: World Citizenship) - University of Nicosia
Top-10 teams (out of 154) Worldwide - Imagine Cup World Finals 2015 (Category: World Citizenship) - Seattle, USA
Theodoros Achas - Developer
Iasonas Iasonos - Developer
Christoforos Kronis - Developer
In this project, a smart and ecological cultivation system is developed for managing and controlling cultivation, automatically and/or remotely in real time. In particular, the system is self-sustained since it utilizes physical resources, that is, solar power from photo-voltaic units and water from natural sources. Moreover, it uses data from a network of sensors regarding humidity, soil-temperature, air-temperature in the fields to help users decide if the crop requires irrigation, fertilization and spraying. SECS allows users to: (1) collect data (e.g., air-temperature, air-humidity, soil-humidity) from the sensors deployed in the fields and stores them in a Microsoft Azure Database, (2) support automation as well as remote monitoring and management via a smartphone application, (3) monitor greenhouses. It automatically monitors the pressure and air in the greenhouse through fans and windows that are remotely controlled for changing the condition of the environment based on the sensors measurements. and (4) provide important information and historical data to users for tracking actions on the plants as well as for optimizing cultivation.